In 2014, they decided to try living on rations for a week and get sponsored to do it. Joined by 100 pioneering people, they put themselves in the shoes of refugees for seven days, raising awareness and $60,000 – enough to feed 277 refugees for a year. The Ration Challenge was born.
In the three years since then, more than 25,000 people across Australia have signed up to survive on rations during Refugee Week in June. Together these incredible people and their generous sponsors have raised almost $6 million.
And importantly, by coming together and taking action, the Ration Challenge community is showing refugees we’re with them, not against them.”
For this incredibly worthy cause, I’m going to miss my perfect daily breakfast so much: organic paleo toast with miso paste, macadamia nut butter, avocado, and turmeric sauerkraut, all freshly sourced from the local famers’ markets each week.
#idealbreakfast #wellbeing #selfcare #over50 #avocado #paleo #refugeerations @boneAndsilver
Because what’s actually IN in the refugee ration pack you wonder?
Rice – 420g
Lentils – 170g
Dried chick peas – 85g
Tinned sardines – 125g
Tinned kidney beans – 400g
Vegetable oil – 300ml
That’s it. No fruit, no vegetables, and certainly no avocados.
As a vegetarian/vegan, I’m allowed to swap out the sardines for a packet of tofu, but as an enthusiastic and healthy eater, I could literally eat all that in 2 days, not 7.
It doesn’t start till June 17, so I have several more weeks to keep psyching myself into it… and to see if anyone out there wants to come along for the ride? Hit this link for more info:
About ‘Act for Peace’ and the Refugee rations challenge
Obviously I will be blogging about it, then shamelessly asking for sponsorship/donations for such a worthy cause please, so take this as your warning notice, with much love in advance!
In gratitude for the hugely privileged full fridge I live with, and open at least 15 times a day, G xO